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Obama sends ...
Posted by: McQ on Monday, June 30, 2008

The latest email from Barack Obama:
Dear Friend —

Tonight is the crucial financial reporting deadline for June.

Right now is the time to step up and own a piece of this campaign. I need your help to take on John McCain, the Republican National Committee, and the shady so-called 527 groups that are dedicated to attacking this campaign using millions of dollars in unregulated contributions.

Please support this movement by making a donation of $25 by Midnight tonight ...
Of course other than the claims by Obama there are few if any "shady so-called 527 groups" presently operating on the GOP side. But hey, unfounded fear is a great motivator, no? And certainly a sign of "new" politics.

As McClatchy points out:
Prominent groups and donors that played key roles in independent conservative 527 groups four years ago say they're sitting out this election. And while they've raised more than they did at this point four years ago, the independent pro-Republican groups still lag more than $50 million behind pro-Democratic groups.
Those "pro-Democratic groups" would also be known as "shady so-called 527 groups" in Obama parlance - except, of course, they're funded by Democrats.

As it stands right now the tally is:
Contributions to pro-Republican independent groups rose during the first 16 months of the campaign to $80 million, compared with $46 million in the same period four years ago, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

[...]

Contributions to independent, pro-Democratic 527 groups in the first 16 months of this campaign totaled $131 million, down from $146 million during the same period of the 2004 campaign.
So there's more money available for the GOP and less for the Dems, but the Dems, as was the case last election, hold a large edge in funding for "shady so-called 527 groups".

We'll see how that all works out as this all goes forward..
 
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Right now is the time to step up and own a piece of this campaign
So he can be bought ?
 
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